rotisserie

noun
ro·​tis·​ser·​ie | \rō-ˈtis-rē, -ˈti-sə-\

Definition of rotisserie 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a restaurant specializing in broiled and barbecued meats

2 : an appliance fitted with a spit on which food is rotated before or over a source of heat

rotisserie

adjective, often capitalized

Definition of rotisserie (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a sports league consisting of imaginary teams whose performance is based on the statistics of actual players a rotisserie baseball league

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The rotisserie roasted duck was one dish that truly disappointed, a thick pad of unrendered fat still ringing its breast, whose meat was also threaded with a sinew. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 That didn't affect my enjoyment of a moist, crisp-skinned chicken sandwich, or of the Rotisserie Fat Rice, a bowl of perfect sushi grains, cooked in the juices of the birds slowly turning in the rotisserie and then larded with their fat. Brett Martin, GQ, "The Year That Fast Casual (Kinda, Sorta, Maybe) Grew Up," 25 Apr. 2018 Nothing against the humble rotisserie chicken, take-out or restaurant dining, but that can get kind of tiresome after a while, not to mention expensive. Lynn Petrak, chicagotribune.com, "Petrak: Craving the dying art of home cooking and baking? You can find it at west suburban farmers markets.," 5 July 2018 Hidden under the drumsticks and thighs are rafts of baguette that sat under the rotisserie, imbibing every drop that fell from the bird. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Similar to shawarma or al pastor, döner meat is stacked on a rotisserie and cooked slowly on a rotating spit. Lauren Lumpkin, baltimoresun.com, "Döner Brös food truck to open its first shop in Charles Village," 2 July 2018 And then there was Vista Peru’s take on the famous pollo à la brasa, a chicken marinated for a day with cumin, oregano and Peruvian Cusqueña beer before slow-roasting in a special rotisserie for over three hours. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "At Vista Peru, a view of promise, pisco and problems," 18 May 2018 Available every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings starting at 5 p.m., the $15.99 rotisserie prime rib meal comes with two sides, cornbread, horseradish cream sauce and au jus. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "From Boston Market's prime rib to Piada's seasonal menu: What's new in fast-food," 25 Apr. 2018 There are two nozzles at the back of the chamber pumping out the nitrogen vapors, and the quarter turns make sure your body gets frozen evenly … kind of like a polar rotisserie. Lee Judge Special To The Star, kansascity, "Cold truth about cryotherapy: Holy %#*&, the longest three minutes of my life | The Kansas City Star," 24 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Among the main courses are rotisserie chicken, pork chops and a burger, and also a whole black sea bass for two and a Florentine T-bone, also for two. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMad," 19 June 2018 Other options include: A rotisserie lamb plate with tomato orzo au jus and a roll. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 On the menu: Classic chicken dishes plus rotisserie feasts and wings for large parties. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "Clucker's menu is all about chicken," 26 Mar. 2018 Color your chili white instead of red by substituting pulled rotisserie chicken for beef and white beans for the more traditional red kidney version. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A bird in hand: Rotisserie chicken is the answer to many a dinner," 5 Sep. 2017 Stir together rotisserie chicken meat, chipotle chile in adobo, ground cumin and garlic powder. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicken Taco Pizzas," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of rotisserie

Noun

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rotisserie

Noun

French rôtisserie, from Middle French rostisserie, from rostir to roast — more at roast

Adjective

from La Rotisserie Française, restaurant in New York City where a group of fans began the organization of a fantasy baseball league in 1979

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rotisserie

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English Language Learners Definition of rotisserie

: a piece of equipment that turns meat over a source of heat so that it cooks on all sides

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